Should you be confronted with an employment law problem, workforce dispute, or a threat of litigation, our Employment Law Specialists will help you to find the best resolution for both Employer and Employee. If the dispute results in a Tribunal or Court proceedings then we can offer representation to you and your business.
In the event that your business finds itself defending an Employment Tribunal claim against a current or former employee/worker, then our Employment Law team will offer representation to you and your business from the start of the claim up to and including its conclusion.
The Claimant will begin the claim by issuing a Claim Form (ET1). When you receive the Claim Form you are required to complete a Response Form (ET3). We can assist you in completing the Response Form and complying with any Case Management Orders which are issued by the Employment Tribunal. We can also offer you representation at any Final Hearing, although this is likely to involve the instruction of a Barrister.
The only disbursement which you are likely to incur in defending/responding to an Employment Tribunal claim is Counsel’s fees.
The complexity of your case will dictate how much we charge to represent you. The complexity of the case can be affected by factors such as the number of claims which are being presented, the issues in the claim/s, the number of witnesses and the documents which are involved.
Typically, in claims which are listed for a one-day hearing in the Employment Tribunal, then our costs for representing you from start to finish (excluding Counsel’s fee for the hearing) will be in the region of £5,000.00 plus VAT. A Barrister will typically charge approximately £1,500.00 plus VAT for representing you at the Final Hearing.
For any Final Hearing which is listed for more than one day, then our costs will usually be in the region of between £5,000.00 to £10,000.00 plus VAT and your Barrister’s fee for representation at the Final Hearing will be in the region of £2,500.00 to £5,000.00 plus VAT.
It is unusual for an Employment Tribunal to make a Costs Order against one party in Tribunal proceedings and, if you are successful in defending the claim, then you are unlikely to recover any of your legal fees from the unsuccessful claimant.
The typical duration of an Employment Tribunal claim is 6-9 months from the date of issuing the Claim Form (ET1) to the date of the Final Hearing
We can offer expert advice and assistance with:
- Wages Claims
- Discrimination Claims
- Harassment at Work Claims
- Unfair and Constructive Dismissal Claims
- Breach of Contract Claims
- Settlement Agreements
- Arbitration And Mediation